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Asbestos Management Brief: SOLOMON ISLANDS
The PacWastePlus Regional Asbestos Project will support countries in executing solutions, both legislative and policy-driven, to prevent exposure to asbestos fibre, and thereby reduce asbestos-related diseases. This document provides guidance for Solomon Islands to progress work on the development and implementation of a National ACM ban with this resource providing background information, identifying policy and legislative options available.
Solomon Islands Project Profile – Improving Solid Waste Management: Diversion of Organic and Recyclables from landfills
The predominant waste management solution offered in the Solomon Islands is landfilling, and recent audits suggest over half of all the waste to landfill is organic in nature and able to be composted rather than landfilled. A large amount of the remaining materials are recyclable - meaning the design and implementation of diversion projects could significantly reduce the amount of waste to landfills. As such, the Solomon Islands Government seeks to focus the PacWastePlus investment to design and implement an organic processing system to manage organic waste and will commence this work through the collection and processing of all organic wastes generated at the Gizo Market. In addition, the investment will be used to design and implement a sustainable financing system (Advance Recovery Fee and Deposit-ARFD) that will fund the collection and processing of recyclables. The introduction of these waste management systems has the potential to reduce the requirement for landfill space and therefore a substantial cost to the government and councils.
PacWastePlus Project Snapshot – Solomon Islands
Waste management is a challenge for the Solomon Islands, primarily due to the geographic dispersal of the population. Waste collection services are currently limited to accessible areas within Honiara and in a few provincial centres6. Urban area waste collection services less than 45% of household waste generated. In rural areas, rubbish collection services are poor, ad hoc, or completely absent. As a result, all waste generated in rural areas is managed through burning, burying, and dumping -either on land or in nearby waterways.
File Size: 1.82MB, 5 pages PDF document
Waste Legislative Review
Stocktake of Existing and Pipeline Waste Legislation in Solomon Islands
This report contains the University of Melbourne (UoM) team’s findings relating to a stocktake of the existing legislative environment for waste management in the participating countries, focusing on the PacWastePlus priority waste streams of healthcare waste, asbestos, e-waste, plastic waste, recyclables, organics, disaster waste, bulky waste and wastewater, and including implementing legislation for the following multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs): Waigani, Basel, Stockholm, Rotterdam, and Minamata. It also includes a stocktake of pipeline legislative initiatives in the participating countries, including an assessment of their impact and approximate timeframe for development. This report provides details on a stocktake of existing and pipeline Waste Legislations in the Solomon Islands.
File Size: 2MB, 14 pages PDF document
Waste Legislative Review
Assessment of Legislative Frameworks Governing Waste Management in Solomon Islands
These assessments have been prepared by SPREP EU-funded PacWastePlus programme, drawing upon reporting developed by the University of Melbourne (UoM) on behalf of PacWastePlus for that programme’s Waste Legislative Review project. The UoM team reviewed legislation relevant to waste management in 14 Pacific region countries and Timor-Leste. Separate assessments are provided for each of the PacWastePlus participating countries. This report provides a detailed view of the legislative environment governing waste management currently in operation in the Solomon Islands.
File Size: 4.0MB, 62 pages PDF document